Prosecutors in Texas have taken the rare move of pursuing criminal charges against an individual for alleged HIPAA violations. The case is a reminder that health workers can face prison time and hefty monetary fines for wrongful disclosures of PHI.
Recent dismissals of two class action lawsuits related to an Advocate Health Care data breach spotlight how difficult it can be for plaintiffs to prevail in cases where there is no evidence of damages. But some changes might be on the way.
Canadian authorities are investigating whether a hacker or healthcare insider used a physician's credentials to gain unauthorized access to a British Columbia prescription information network, accessing information on 1,600 patients.
Enterprises should test the processes they establish to respond to advanced persistent threat attacks, just as they vet their business continuity plans, ISACA International President Robert Stroud says.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology should use the cryptographic community to help vet the advice it gets from the National Security Agency when creating cryptography guidance, a panel of prominent experts recommends.
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in South Carolina is notifying 20,000 former and current students and faculty members that an unencrypted laptop computer stolen this month contained their personal information.
Three Chinese nationals seeking to make "big bucks" broke into the computers of Boeing and other military contractors, stealing secrets on transport aircraft, a U.S. criminal complaint says. Read how they allegedly did it.
The Department of Homeland Security confirms that "a potential intrusion" of the Office of Personnel Management's network occurred in March but says officials have not identified any loss of personally identifiable information.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a clerical error at a medical center that resulted in letters containing personal information being sent to the wrong recipients.
With the Senate Intelligence Committee overwhelmingly approving the Cybersecurity Information Security Management Act, common wisdom dictates the bill will head directly to the Senate floor. Not so fast.
Criminals have begun targeting ATMs in Western Europe using malware, as well as a new generation of stealthier skimmers designed to capture card data and PIN codes. But the stolen data is often used for fraud elsewhere, especially the U.S.